Deirdre Wells is to step down as the chief executive of UKinbound in August, the association has confirmed.

Wells has been chief executive for the past four-and-a-half years, and will leave to take up a new position as chief executive of destination management organisation Go To Places.

UKinbound chief operating officer Ola Ewedemi is also leaving the association at the end of June to take a career break and travel.

A statement from UKinbound chairman Mark McVay said: “Whilst I appreciate that this news represents significant change for the association, I am confident that UKinbound is in a strong position and will continue to grow under new leadership.”

Wells said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at UKinbound and have been really pleased at the growth of the association in recent years.

“I would like to thank the members of the secretariat and the board, both past and present, who have helped build the success of the organisation and I am sure it will continue to go from strength to strength.”

McVay added: “I would like to thank Deirdre for all her support over the past few years which have seen significant growth for the association and we will be working with her and members of the board on the search for her successor to ensure a smooth transition to the new CEO.

“I am sure that you will join with me in thanking Ola for her dedication and hard work for the association over the past eight years.”

Go To Places is the destination management organisation responsible for Visit Kent and Visit Herts.